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have bon become cleaner. when san francisco is third, we they have become easier for us to use and the process has have a pact. become a lot more efficient. i'll add to that actually. what's great in san francisco >> school. is there is not just going to be a chief data officer. -- cool. i was told if you have a there is also the office of question you should line up at civic innovation. that microphone right there. jay's team, shannon's team. by having both of those units if you're coming up -- no, he in place i think there is going to be a really powerful team. did youant [speaker not understood]. because you can't just open up the data. you have to do things like this, where you get the community together or you have >> i don't have a question. people actually talking about i wanted to comment on this. it because the demand side, as we were talking about it, will i think something else is really unique and maybe one of be there because there is going to be someone there. the untold stories or not told there have to be people working so much stories about the with it who are getting out there. i think this is what this city impact of open data is really the companies that are being is going to be really powerful. formed. in terms of other cities doing and as you mentioned earlier, as well, chicago is doing some really interesting stuff. they're a sustainable company and this is being powered by scary cool stuff. open data and motion loft is they're taking 3 in 1 data, figuring out how they can share pothole request and crime report and matching it up with the asset that sort of your social media. they're getting this really business model is built on. deep and rich picture of what so, i think that this is is going on in the city. and you can do that with data presenting a whole new type of when you think about it creatively. philadelphia as i mentioned, question for sort of apps built they are really active in open data. and new york, again with 3 in 1 with government data or public data. >> i guess i'll jump in once is doing smart analytics. i think that's what you'll see here, too, while people are
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happening as well, government stepping up. we've been doing this for starts to become smarter, make awhile now. one thing we've learned in this better decisions, better policies. innovation space, people matter. like you can build technology you want, platform you want, that's great. it's the people who are doing this term algorithmic regulation, which means you can it that matter and they're going to get stuff done. have laws and policies in the this has some of the best cities determined by data and not just what we think is best, people, shannon and jay are doing t. they've been doing it but what's actually best. so, as cities keep catching on awhile so they know what they're doing. it's great. last year i was building this and more and more with the data, you're going to see some adopted tree app and i found really interesting things it on the data portal. coming out. >> cool. while we're talking about data, it had like some weird geo data another part of the like it was in some form i announcement today was also couldn't use. motion loft making private data i just dropped jay a note and available within sort of that like within 24 hours i got the initiative and that website data fixed and it was perfect. wrieri'd like to hear a little so, it's those kind of relationships that matter and more, john, about kind of having the right people in place. so, i think the chief data deciding to share that data with the city and also a lot of officer, these guys will end up times especially with other joining a rock star team. companies you see them being very protective of their data. >> not a question, but just a there is a lot of value there. how do you sort of balance, comment to say thanks to the city's innovation office. we're a small company from protecting the value of your data and commercial viability ireland called building i. versus making it available to the public? we take permit data from cities and show it to anyone who wants to see it.
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>> so, we have a unique we started off in ireland, problem, i think, to a lot of discovered the san francisco data and came over here and now start-ups in the fact that we we've got an office up and have a product that we sell and running here with san francisco a lot of different vertical. data. so, it's great to be able to do that. just one note of caution of how we also have data we want to provide to the society at do you prevent kind of large. and how do we not step on our own toes and give away our own third-party data integrators from owning that data. data and make the company i think jay was talking about worthless. so, it's tough. it earlier on. it's a definite fine line it's just a note of caution for you guys. between the two. today we announced that we're going to give crowding data to >> how do we prevent vendors the city so you'll know where from holding the data? >> yes. crowds are in the city and when >> we're still working on this they occur and where they piece with our legal department. occur. and that really isn't we're looking to do and this is commercially viable for us. so, something we can provide to very exploratory right now, really looking at the the city without any contracting process itself and how we can use that as a repercussions financially, which is great. we want to do more of those mechanism. basically we want to do things. business with you if you're willing to share your data. i made the decision to release as jay mentioned we don't want this data about three minutes to be held hostage. we don't want our data to be before a speech that i gave at held hostage to the companies. spur a couple weeks ago. as we figure this out, we'll and literally, yeah, i was continue going about it and providing updates.
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yeah, i think that there's committed obviously, jay took me up the second i said t we actually a lot of companies out there that are being powered have to go talk now. okay. right now with our open data program. so, jay walked it down. i think jay is great for so, if there's any that aren't represented here today, please let us know. partnering with start-ups as we would love to feature you. much as he does. >> great. because this is the other story that i was talking about. who can be the other start-ups, open data is demonstrating people using the data to make economic growth and job products. creation. you already talked about what so, yes, it's about you actually made. i'd love to hear more about the transparency, yes, it's about openness, but it's also about experience of working with the creating jobs and this is a city's data like, you know, really exciting piece of the story. other things, like services or >> we have another question. data points you would actually like -- would make it better >> thanks, everybody, great and you can sort of take that. whoever has an answer ready can panel, great things going on. go first. i have a question around >> and i have a microphone. strategies that you guys are i wanted to say this earlier and it kind of slipped my mind. facing to monetize somehow this we have the most amazing data. of course, having companies experience working with the that create applications and city over the past just really the few weeks in building this then they sell these somehow is fantastic. application about urban growth. but is government thinking about ways in which they can one at the data portals, it has directly monetize these data a rich repository of information. sets? but working with -- we had lots of questions, right. >> can i say one quick thing first? something maybe there were i remember we were at the white
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attributes or that house innovation panel and wasn't necessarily documented there was this exact to the extent we wanted. conversation came up because we are looking to monetize everything we do. and we asked the question, we and the city is also looking to would get these immediate monetize this and make revenue. one of the biggest conversation responses with really pieces that came out of the insightful conversations that would come out of it. i think that type of talk and some of the questions collaboration is only going to from the crowd was opening up make the portal better. the more people use it the better it's going to get. apis for transactions, we also experienced some permitting, reservations and challenges, you know. those type of things, which we did a lot of work with the would be an incredible influx data. we did a lot of data, put of private industry working things together. with governments and also we did things like added value, providing incredible efficiency for the public to be able to make these transactions. added certain locations. i'll probably say that ian and i would love to be able to might want to talk more on this, but that would be pull that back up to a shared something that would be highly encouraged from the private sector and from my company specifically. >> that's a great point. community portal. and i'll say the short answer from what i can tell it wasn't to your question is the federal necessarily promoted at this government is trying to not time, but i think there is a lot of value in that. charge for this data. the way we did was with tax dollars. you already paid for it, we're and shannon, interrupt me if trying to give it back to you. i'm speaking -- if that's -- if i'm stating anything that's incorrect. and, so, we take a wholesale retail. you know, i know that they went we want to be the providers of
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the data as a fuel, but fuel, through a special process. maybe we make it a little gasoline is useless to get you easier, a little more seamless from point a to point b unless so that anybody is pulling down data and doing things, they you consume that ultimately can't push it back up. drives value to the american that was one of the things we economy. our customer, i can completely would love to see. agree with what shannon said in >> probably shouldn't have been terms of our business in public, but we were very objective, so to speak, is to naive about the whole process and we were actually trying to empower entrepreneurs and innovators, to create jobs. feed content locations around that's a metric of success, not the city. and started to do this and revenue generated per data set started to think there must be or some other per ifervance a list out there. there must be a list of every metric. the other piece of that looking back to the example of weather park in san francisco. i would find it in wikipedia. and gps, my monetization, is we stumbled into the sf data that together they contribute $100 billion to the american website and started looking. it was unbelievable, actually. economy last year. so, some of the data sets we last year alone from just those really needed were already two data liberations. so, that is the way in which we there in very, very good format. are approaching from a strategy and random things that i would never think of like movie set perspective, the ultimate locations in the city of san impact to our customers. francisco or every piece of civic art that was there, just really interesting things all >> one super quick. one thing the city of san with, you know, latitude-longitude, tags and francisco or big cities or information about them. it was really interesting. and then in my first meeting, federal, right, the other smaller cities, smaller cities
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in our first meeting with the have smaller budgets. having a structure to support innovation group, the city i all this open data takes a lot heard of 10 other things that i clearly should have been using of money. and didn't even know existed, so, when these small cities are thinking about this, they literally within the first 15 should think about a way of minutes of the meeting. ss things like street safety, somehow equalizing because they are putting into having these open data team, right? sidewalk safety scores and quality scores so we could wrap so, what does make sense? this is kind of an open people around places. question to get your point of * route people around places. view. >> do you want to take that, shannon? really unbelievable. we availed ourselves of resources going forward. we had the same -- like any >> i think that there is data set, you find great things actually quite ah few examples. about it. then there's missing values or we can probably talk to this is thisxtion that got auto more with smaller cities that populated. are making open data efforts. we fixed a lot of things. but what i would say is that we fixed a lot of gps coordinates. we would love the ability to it's proven more than the value post that back up * . of the investment. the return that we've gotten even if you're not crowd just by opening up the data has sourcing new things, you can definitely crowd source quality of a data set that way. actually given back more. so, that would be my short answer to it, but i think you probably have more rience working directly with some of the cities. >> so, i grew up in a small city so i care about small
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cities a lot, 15,000 people, >> yeah, it's been a really southern illinois. great experience working with i'm a card nastionv fa 100 plus and motion loft. just to respond, i think that -- cardinals fan. this is a whole new opportunity i should say that. the city of santa cruz, for actually what you're talking about. instance, it's a smaller city. they're a leader in open data. in addition to reaching out to the private sector to generate they've been doing this for a long time. the working with the city of more data sets as you just make on, georgia, they're doing it as well. mentioned, there's also the * macon. opportunity to have better data the smaller cities are taking sets from the work that you've advantage of easily reusable done, scrubbing them and solution thextion, right, so harmonizing them. open source technologies that i think there is also this make it easy for them to make a really great opportunity to data catalog, and they're bag generate whole new types of borrowing and stealing whatever data sets like motion loft is they can from the bigger cities. whenever we get the chief data doing. and i think that this is going job description up, we should to present something kind of put that online and the city can take that. back to the city, showing where you can see cities sharing resources so that way even if some of our gaps are and they don't have the resources hopefully filling in some of themselves, they can work those gaps with those data sets. together and pool those so, i think that there is resources. >> maybe just to add one more something about having more thing to that, when we passed city data sets, existing data our legislation in 2009, we sets as well as creating new types of data. actually documented and shared our best practices for how we this is really exciting for us. >> we're going to quick laid forth this program for
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other cities to use as well. story on how private data can >> great. so, i think we've actually stimulate civic innovation. this summer in singapore, we already gone significantly over what i was hoping. had about 30 data sets opened i was hoping to [speaker not p. understood] also. up. we're going to wrap it up. one data set was about a thanks to all our panelists and million or so records of taxis the hatchery for hosting us. anything else you need to say all over town. before we wrap up? typically taxi data stuff, it's okay, wrap up. (applause) hard to get, private companies, >> they don't want to open it up >> oh. competitively. >> if anyone would like to support the federal open data one taxi company at the last movement please follow us at minute opened up, motion loft twitter project open data all one word, or check us out on made it efficient to see what would happen. because they contributed to the (applause) stuff, we had five separate >> thanks. teams working on could we do collaborative consumption of sharing taxis, build a dash panel for companies to know where to go. had i hatch i had been working on a model to see how much overlap there was. they sent us to tokyo to work on that. so, this one set, a million records of where the taxis were not only led to a lot of innovation, but people realized 15% of all taxi routes kind of where people went, about 15% of that was all overlapped. so, a city that never really
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thought about collaborative consumption or sharing suddenly is looking at that. parking data was opened up similarly about a million records of where people weren't parking and within a couple of days predictive analytic app was written. go to a parking reservation thing. the carrier local phone company released pairs of where people were all over town. a lot of privacy issues. we wrote a contract around that. all of that led to a huge amount of innovation and new forms of thinking. and even as i look at what goes on with teams working in san francisco stuff, the minute for example i saw the esri data that has tons of economics and social behavior behind t i realized sometimes you come together and work on something, and lacking that stuff you make assumptions, you make things up. you don't have a rich set of data. the fact there is a place to turn either because it's free or you can go pay for it, but it's kind of normalized and available i think just speeds things up, reduces redundancy and that's going to be the thing that leads it a real burst of innovation and value
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both financial value for developers, but also civic value for where we live and clearly we're at the very beginning of that. and i think san francisco has been pushing ahead and that's why it's exciting. ce to talk about his you a experience in a second. first i'll open it up for questions from the audience in just a second. think of anything you want to ask our many panelists up here. all san franciscans. i'll give the panel to ask each other questions if they want. talk about your experiences working with san francisco. >> sawyer, i could barely here you. >> sure, could you talk a little what your experience is like working with san francisco and, you know, other things that you'd like to see that have become available in . >> welcome to the department of start-ups that aren't already. building inspection brown bag * sorry >> so, we started navigating lunch. this is our market tour. the city of san francisco or working with the city of san we're on market street on francisco close to 2-1/2 years ago after our initial concept. kearney and third. we're at the fountain, which was we realized about two years ago a major landmark at the time of
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we discovered the innovation office. we discovered sf data sets, and the 1906 earthquake. this is a landmark because this is where people posted notices we were absolutely delighted to have the resources available to and notes to connect with people they were looking for. us through these offices. and they really were the families and people in their business. most of this area was -- driving factor behind our development moving forward. >> pretty much burnt out. obviously they weren't exactly >> pretty well burned out. where we needed them to be at that time, and we had worked we have pat with us, a with multiple departments now structural engineer who has done on cleaning up the data sets obviously. work to upgrade the buildings and then putting that back out there. around this area. >> or researched their history. one of our biggest pin points >> or researched their history. or struggles has been with the we will look mostly at legislation and the old models buildings. we have a lot of other experts in the audience. of the [inaudible] the i hope they will share with us. regulations and laws which are we have craig from the planning being slowly worked on through department. the legal departments and the we have david bono witz, all kinds of folks here. san francisco's legal feel free to chirp in. department. our plan is to take a but essentially we found the couple-block tour and look at experience through innovation office has been driving the buildings, some of which initiatives through and helping survived the quake and some retrofitted.
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we will end up at 1230 at the mos connie center. we will look at them burning four model buildings. >> trying to burn. >> okay. where are we walking to. >> first let's know why we're meeting here. in 1906, this was the main drag into san francisco. this is how you came into san francisco. at this intersection, there were three major buildings. the call building, the examiner, and the chronicle. and the three major papers at that time all wanted to be at this intersection. this building has been enlarged and a number of stories added so you can't see the historic character from this building from what it looked like in 06. it survived a fire as most steel framed buildings -- i'm sorry. survived the earthquake as most
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steel-framed buildings itls the chronicle building is made up ofbuildings in front. at the time of the '06 earthquake they were building the rear annex, which was the tallest building west of the mississippi. this building survived until the fire came. the fire did a lot of damage here. there is the examiner building. it also survived the earthquake, and the fire came. >> really interestingly, steel-framed buildings were a newish thing in the turn of the century. how many do we have in the city? >> from that vintage, that are actually still here, we probably have 30 or 40. but what was interesting is, the
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robeling steel institute sent a team out here. there is a document where they went through the buildings. all the buildings they reported on went through the earthquake just fine. >> one didn't. the williams building. >> interestingly enough, the williams building was not in the book. they chose to ignore that. it was like a statistical throw out. >> all the ones they looked at were great. >> great. the one building they didn't include did poorly. in the '89 earthquake i was the engineer retrofitting that building. it sustained a lot of damage. we did some research, and we're able to actually find the daughter of the engineer who built the building. according to her, the building was severely damaged. instead of going hmm not a good idea we better change it. they pulled out the building and
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rebuilt it to the same specs. >> after the 1906 earthquake the codes did not change and the standards didn't change and people generally rebuilt buildings as fast as they could without substantial seismic upgrades. can anybody tell us what is going on here with the building? here we have craig. go ahead. >> speak this way and loudly. >> what is going on here is an 8 to 14-story addition on the top of the historic building. first of all, you should know the original building here is steel and terra cotta building that in the '60s was clad with metal panels on little steel panels to give it that look. some of the terra cotta was scraped off. the current project will restore the facade of the historic
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building designed by burnam and root, a famous chicago architectural firm, with one of our most renowned architects working on the detail. the addition will be setback and made of a different color brick. the building will be changed from office use to a mix of hotel, time share and residential units. that is the story on the old chronicle building. >> we have a question over here. hold on. >> when is it due to be complete? >> my guess is, i don't know for sure, but on the order of a year and a half from now. >> this is affordable housing? >> surprisingly what it did was generate the restoration of another landmark two blocks up designed by the reed brothers, allhe component will be two blocks up the street in a landmark
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building. >> when people do development, there is trade-off for affordable housing. it is not always within the ritz carlton itself. it can be relocated or paid into a fund and used another way. >> we will walk a block down this way down commission street. we are down here at the corner of third street and mission street. there is lots of construction going on. some old buildings. this is not necessarily a historic walking tour. this is to talk about buildings and earthquake issues. let me mention something more modern about earthquakes. i have been at this earthquake conference for a whole week. one of the big issues is what is the public expectation of the performance of a building. this is a good time to point out to you, the buildings only have to be built as well as the code that was in effect when they were built.
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if somebody said is my building up to code, i will say yes it is up to code. it is up to the 1909 code. in 1909 there was no requirement for earthquake design. >> until 1933 when the reilly act went into effect after the disastrous 1933 santa barbara -- >> long beach. >> destroyed elementary schools. they were brick. if the kids were in school, we would have lost thousands of kids. that banned brick construction and required seismic designs to be incorporated in buildings. >> there was a major -- there are a number of thresholds over the course of the development. the big one is
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